question about storing duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Martinboyds, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Martinboyds

    Martinboyds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm brand new at raising ducks. Mine are 16 weeks old and of course I expect them to start laying before too long. Could anybody tell me how to store duck eggs do they fit in regular egg cartons or do I need special cartons? I have khaki campbells fawn and white runners and pekins. Any and all info on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dave from Md
     
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I'm not sure about those kinds of ducks, but a jumbo egg container should work? Mine came in one... then I hatched 'em. [​IMG]
     
  3. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine just hit 20 weeks old. I guess we'll be finding out real soon here.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Depending where you live, we just leave ours outside during the winter. If temperatures stay under 40, it's as good a refrigerator as any.
     
  5. Martinboyds

    Martinboyds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input. Dave
     
  6. mbrown

    mbrown Out Of The Brooder

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    My Khaki Campbell and Rouen eggs fit in a regular egg carton. They are similiar in size to a jumbo chicken egg.

    Here's a photo of some of my duck eggs if it helps any. Next time I'll put a chicken egg next to them so you can see the difference...but it's not much of a difference.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Just got my first egg. It was the size of a jumbo chicken egg. It fit in a jumbo egg carton just fine. I THINK my runner laid it, but I am not 100% sure.
     
  8. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my blue swedish lays really big eggs ang it is hard to close a jumbo chicken egg box. guess we gotta wait and see.....[​IMG]
     

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